Safeguarding issues arising from ‘recruitment’ within International Schools tend to fall into three main areas:
- Checking a candidate’s application/CV for specific gaps or absences from the workforce. I have recent experience of staff/teachers not including details of a previous school from which they were dismissed.
- Check the qualifications that applications state they possess. I have had numerous cases where staff/teachers were found not to have the qualifications they purported to hold.
- Take up references and speak with referees. Often overlooked, but could save your school significant problems later.
There are numerous safer recruitment features, but these would be a good place to start. Consider an internal HR recruitment audit.